Discover Highlights at Wellwood

A selection of 'must see's!

Irvine Lifeboat Barometer

Irvine Lifeboat House Barometer

The barometer of Irvine lifeboat station (1862) - a link to the Harbour Heritage project
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'The Vision'

'The Vision'
by J E Christie

Do you see the Muse, Coila, at top right, inspiring the young poet?

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Charles Dickens 1851

Charles Dickens, Hon. Member, 1857

Over 300 Honorary Members !
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Belgian statue of Burns

Belgian Statue

A fine statue of Burns  and brought to Irvine by the late Clement Wilson, industrialist.

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Printing Press

Printing press

A model of the printing press used for the Kilmarnock edition - for the MSS which Burns prepared for the printer:

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Burns at Ellisland

Wilson Room

A room with many exhibits - murals, letters and objects - named from R Clement Wilson

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music room

Music room

where Irvine Burns Club hosts Music evenings and special events



- a gift by Robert Burns to his bookseller friend William Templeton, on display after many years away.

Civic Awards 2015

Civic Awards

In 2015, Irvine Burns Clubs were recognised with two civic awards.

Planter cup

'Planter' Cup

Capt David McClure saved his ship from French privateers!

  • Wellwood Burns Centre & Museum
  • 28 Eglinton Street,
  • Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8AS